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One bowl of Spicy Slowcooker Bean Soup garnished with limes and cress

Spicy Cajun Bean Soup

You whole family will love this fragrant and warming Bean Soup
Course Main
Cuisine Vegan
Keyword bean soup, cajun soup, easy soup recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 10 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 171kcal


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cup frozen diced onions or 2 fresh onions finely diced
  • 3/4 cup frozen diced bell peppers or 2 fresh peppers, deseeded and finely diced
  • 2 ribs celery, cleaned and finely diced or a pinch of ground celery seeds
  • 1 tbsp cajun seasoning or creole seasoning or to taste
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 4 tbsp corn starch
  • 6 cups (1.5l) vegetable broth hot
  • 14 oz (400g)x 4 cans black-eyed beans drained and rinsed
  • 14 oz (400g) frozen corn
  • 1 bay leaf
  • Salt
  • Ground black pepper
  • Hot sauce (optional)
  • Garnishes – limes


  • Heat the olive oil in a pan over medium heat, add the onions, peppers and celery or ground celery seed and sautée for about 5 mins till softened.
  • Add in the garlic and fry for 30 secs until fragrant then mix in the cajun seasoning, paprika, and corn starch and stir until the onion mixture is coated.
  • Add the hot broth straight into the saucepan, followed by the rest of the ingredients.
  • Bring to the boil, then simmer for about 20 minutes before serving.
  • Season well before serving, stir in some hot sauce if using topped with and lime slices.

Make This In The Slow Cooker

  • Sautée the onions, peppers and celery or ground celery seed in a pan with olive oil over medium heat for about 5-6 mins until the onions and peppers soften.
  • Stir in garlic and fry for 30 secs until fragrant. Then mix in your spice and cornstarch until the onion mix is well-coated.
  • Place the spiced onion mix in your slow cooker, followed by the vegetable broth, beans and sweetcorn.
  • Cover and cook on high heat for 3.5-4 hours
  • Season well before serving, stir in some hot sauce if using topped with and lime slices.


Recipe Tips

  • Feel free to add (small) defrosted frozen carrots to bulk this out some more. Just add them about halfway through cooking.
  • You can add some heat with chilis or jalapeño.
  • Remove and mash up a few beans and add them back in if you want a thicker soup.

Bean Soup Recipe Variations

  • Vary the beans. Feel free to swap out black eyes beans for kidney beans, pinto beans, navy beans or great northern beans (your soup, your beans).
  • Vary the seasonings. You can add use seasoning like Fajita Seasoning, Creole seasoning, and any other homemade seasoning you like.
  • Add in some meat. You can add in meat if not vegan, such as chicken breast to keep it low in calories, leftover ham, chorizo, bacon and smoked turkey.

Weight Watchers Points 

There are 3 Blue Plan SmartPoints in one serving of this soup.


Calories: 171kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 2g | Sodium: 764mg | Potassium: 402mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 690IU | Vitamin C: 31.5mg | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 2.4mg